Program Assistant–The Film School

IOWA ARTS-IN-EDUCATION is a non-profit organization that strives to offer Iowa youth opportunities transform themselves through the arts. Its pilot project, THE FILM SCHOOL, is designed to give at-risk urban youth hands-on experiences in film, media, and other arts, all while allowing them to explore diverse career pathways that permit self-expression.
The organization is hiring a PROGRAM ASSISTANT. The PROGRAM ASSISTANT will ensure the success of the FILM SCHOOL project, by using and developing skills in recruitment, case management, teaching/mentoring, as well as administration. Details as follows:
Recruitment – Network with area leaders, juvenile court officers, schools, and other social services to recruit a quota of 5 to 10 program participants* monthly.
Case management – Oversee the youth participation in programs. Working individually with each participant to create individual development plans (IDPs). Follow up with students, as well as with their schools, parents and court officers to encourage the pursuit of their goals. Aid participants to find social and educational services as needed. Support those students in the job search process.
Teaching/Mentoring – Creatively develop programming and projects with participants. Work on workforce readiness aspects of the program with students, individually and in groups. Share whatever artistic skills available with participants.
Administration – Assist Executive Director in the management of the office. Answer phones cordially, receive guests, and explain programming.
The organization is new and employees are expected to be flexible and ready to take on whatever new and exciting tasks come their way.
Ideal Candidates should hold a Bachelor Degree or have 2+ years in the workplace. Experience working in either the arts or in social services is strongly preferred. A passion for the arts is a must.
Compensation: 28 000 to 31 000 per year, depending on experience.
Benefits: Insurance is not offered at this time. After 60 days of work, 15 days PTO per year.
Work schedule: 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, often with weekend or late evenings.

*This a mandatory quota. Participants must fit specific grant specifications.
Please send a cover letter and resume to John Mark Feilmeyer, Executive Director, at johnmark@iowaartsineducation.org . Recruitment is ongoing until the appropriate candidate has been found.

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